The backside of the handle on this 4 5/8" long, .6 T. oz., (baby) food pusher has a more simplified design than the front and coincidentally resembles Gorham's "Norfolk" of the same period.
It is a full...
This measures 9" long and weighs 2.0 T. oz. The blade is 4 1/4 by 2 5/8" at th...
Expressive of the Arts & Crafts sensibility, it is a clean and straightforward piece. It borrows its name, "Hanoverian," and design inspiration from an early English style, and consistent with that, features a midrib along the front side of the softly tipt end handle.
The entire piece evidences subtlety and an notably high degree of refinement. For example, there ...
This 6" long, 1.2 T. oz., sauce ladle dates from this transition time. It is marked with the "Stone with hammer" emblem, the "h in a shield" emblem for Heywood, "Sterling," and a benchmark "B," likely for Charles Brown whose tenure ran to 1937.
The markedly curved...
It is marked "F&G" in an oval and "Sterling."
The handle is cast with a grooved center. This resembles a stem. This in turn has an applied, again cast, floral and leaf form attached at the end. This has a tail that resembles a tendril wrapped around the handle.
The 2 1/8" wide serving end has five, broad tines.
The condition is excellent...
The 2 1/8" by 1 5/8", pear shaped bowl is a size typical of a tea caddy spoon, while the 3" long, solid silver, tubular handle is somewhat lengthy for that.
It is fashioned in an Arts & Crafts manner, with a cast, perhaps lotus bud form, finial at the end of the handle, and a block letter "J.J.D" monogram engraved on the heel reverse of the bowl.
It is in very good es...
The pattern is a "Pointed Antique" with an engraved shield surrounded by a swag and ribbon.
Marked "Sterling," there is no manufacturer's identifier, although similar examples are marked for "Galt & Brother" of Washington, D.C.
The work is Arts & Crafts in manner, particularly evident in the hand hammered bowl with notched shoulders, and an exposed drop on the backsid...
The pattern is "Tuscan," which is an "Olive" variant developed by Michael Gibney (later marketed by Whiting) and in this instance retailed by New York's prominent "Ball, Black & Co.," whose name, along with "Sterling," is imprinted on the handle backside.
The name "Benedict" is engraved on the front, while "ABG" ap...
It is a sophisticated piece, and all the more so for its early date. It is a "Kings" pattern, with a pronounced shell end with leafy borders. The backside heel of the bowl also has a shell imprint. The ...
A preserve or jelly spoon, it measures 7" long and at 1.1 T. oz. is slightly weightier than most instances of this sort.
A clean item, it is entirely unadorned save for a script "1859" engraved on the backside, which is also stamped with the name of the retailer, "Bigelow Bros. & Kennard."
An assuming piece, it nonetheless possesses simple appeal and ...
Just slightly smaller than a tea or dessert knife, it is a youth size piece.
An "Oval Thread" design, it is stamped "Bigelow Bros. & Kennard" for the prominent Boston firm of the period. It is also marked "Sterling," which is early for this date; coin would be expected.
It is solid silver, with a flat handle, and blunt-end blade.
This example is an 8 1/8", .9 T. oz., olive spoon. It is long-handle, versus standard size, which is less than 6".
The flowers are delicately scaled and arrayed around the end of the handle, with trailing leaves and buds set along the length of the shank.
The pierced bowl has flange edges, a pointed tip, and retains most of an original pale gold fin...
The pattern is rococo in style and incorporates scrolls and florettes along its asymmetrical border. This frames a white enamel ground that itself contains a pair of purple lilies with trailing green leaves. The canted blade has a flat end and scalloped edges. The entire piece apart from the enamel is finished is ...
It is stamped "Sterling" and "Black, Starr & Frost," for the New York City retailer that succeeded "Ball, Black" in 1874.
The handle is a rounded end "Antique." The pierced bowl has coffered walls and is finished with a gold wash inside and out.
The form is evocative of one commonly used by John Wendt who had a relationship with Ball, Black that ended...
The top is silver mounted, fitted with a 2" collar with a hinged lid that rises to a maximum height of 1 3/4".
The cap is chased in an acanthus leaf and floral design and has a large, script "ER" monogram set in the upper center.
The rim is stamped "Sterling," "Black, Starr & Frost" (used 1874-1908) for the renowned New York City firm, and with the company's ...
It has a matte finish surface with knurled margins and a bright cut leaf and scroll design.
There is a "TGM" script monogram in the reserve area of the engraved design, while the inside of the band is inscribed "From J.W.F. Jr. Dec. 25 '99."
It is in excellent condition, f...
The partnership only lasted two years as Shaver sold out to Brown in 1858, but whose interest he bought back in 1863. All this history indicates the mark on this piece is rarer than most associated with the Shaver name.
The pattern is one described as "ornamental" in Rainwater's "Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers." The design appear...
It is stamped "Canfield," referencing one of three (later two) brothers, Ira, William and Jared, the majority of whose working years were spent as partners.
The Baltimore Museum of Art reference work, "Maryland Silver," assigns this particular mark to Ira, located in Haddam, Connecticut until c. 1834, and Baltimore after that, where the partnership was situated.
It is also marked "10....